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A Matter of Perspective

I get some interesting e-mails from time to time. This is one I received a while back and I thought you all might enjoy it.

I didn’t make up this quiz, but I failed miserably! Enjoy!

“Yep, it’s that time of year again for us to take our annual senior citizen test.

Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles.

As we grow older, it’s important to keep mentally alert.

If you don’t use it, you will lose it!!”

The answers are at the bottom of the quiz. Don’t peek!

1. What do you put in a toaster?

2. Say “silk” ten times. Now spell “silk.” What do cows drink?

3. If a red house is made from red bricks and a blue house is made from blue bricks and a pink house is made from pink bricks and a black house is made from black bricks, what is a green house made from?

4. Please do not use a calculator for this for it would be cheating:

You are driving a bus from New York City to Philadelphia.

In Staten Island, 17 people got on the bus.

In New Brunswick, 6 people get off the bus and 9 people get on.

In Windsor, 2 people get off and 4 get on.

In Trenton, 11 people get off and 16 people get on.

In Bristol, 3 people get off and 5 people get on.

And, in Camden, 6 people get off and 3 get on.

You then arrive at Philadelphia Station.

Without going back to review, how old is the bus driver?

If you pass this along to your friends, pray they do better than you.

PS: 95% of people fail most of the questions!

Scroll down for the answers...

Question 1 answer: “bread.” If you said “toast,” just give up now and go do something else. And, try not to hurt yourself.

Question 2 answer: Cows drink water. If you said “milk,” don’t attempt the next question. Your brain is already over-stressed and may even overheat. Content yourself with reading more appropriate literature such as Women’s Weekly or Auto World.

Question 3 answer: Greenhouses are made from glass. If you said “green bricks,” why are you still reading this??? PLEASE, go lie down!

Question 4 answer: Oh, for crying out loud! Don’t you remember your own age?!?! It was YOU driving the bus!


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